Using Haynes manual to replace water pump. 1st time dealing with a timing belt. 1ST phase went well. Car on jacks, motor supported, front wheel removed and skirt, all components remove to access timing cover, negative on battery disconnected, removed distributor to see rotor position. Did not remove plugs. I removed the top #2 timing cover. Rotated crankshaft bolt and verified TDC ( crankshaft pulley notch pointed at zero and camshaft spocket aligned with mark on camshaft bearing cap, also verified rotor pointing towards #1 cylinder plug wire). Made match marks on belt camshaft spocket. I losened idler pulley and removed tension spring.
Now for the problem. Having problems loosening the crankshaft bolt. Tried prybar with screwdriver in crankshaft pulley.
Tried prybar against oil pan. Then I tried strap wrench. When I done this, the crankshaft pulley turned and the belt turned and the camshaft pulley
remained stationary. Match marks are off. I tightened tension pulley back and rotated crankshaft to attempt TDC. Camshaft pulley is off mark and match marks are off.
Need advice/technique on lossening bottom crankshaft bolt.
Need advice/technique on lining up crankshaft with camshaft and getting back to TDC.
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 13th, 2010 AT 6:23 AM